Getting back into an inflatable - Page 2 - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 16 Old 05-21-2011
Warm Weather Sailor
 
Vasco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,021
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
A one foot long 1 1/4" pvc pipe and about ten feet of 5/8 nylon line. Run the line through the pipe, splice the end back onto the line forming a wide triangle that you can put your foot in. Attach the other end of the line to the inside transom or through the outboard motor mounts. The step should be about a foot underwater. Put foot in step, grab line, haul yourself up.

Rick I
Toronto in summer, Bahamas in winter.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Vasco is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 16 Old 05-22-2011 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
wgkenney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 29
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
The PVC pipe and rope worked great. I modified it a bit to work across the width of the dinghy and knoted the line for grip. I tried it out today. Thanks goodness it worked ... the water was a bit chilly!

Thanks again
wgkenney is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #13 of 16 Old 07-25-2011 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
wgkenney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 29
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Thanks all for the advice. I thought I would show you what I came up with. I ended up buying a two foot piece of PVC from home depot and cut it in half. That made two nice steps. I have 30' of line that I run though the bottom step to secure it. I leave about 8" of gap and run it through the second rung twic to secure it and tie off to the ring. Then I attach to the top of the ring and to a haylard clamp. The clamp attaches to one side of the dinghy and the ladder sits on the other side. The extra line is knotted and you use it to grab with your second hand as you come into the dinghy. The kids pop in now and I have no issue at 180#s. See pics below
Attached Thumbnails
Dinghy Ladder Dinghy Ladder _MG_8075  -July 10, 2011 110710.jpg   Dinghy Ladder Dinghy Ladder _MG_8078  -July 10, 2011 110710.jpg   Dinghy Ladder July 4th Weekend _MG_7578  -July 02, 2011 110702.jpg   Dinghy Ladder Dinghy Ladder _MG_8077  -July 10, 2011 110710.jpg  
wgkenney is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #14 of 16 Old 07-26-2011
kcbillb
 
kcbillb2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 33
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Getting back into an inflatable

I'll go with the homemade guys. In my case, I used thick walled plastic pipe for the rungs, then the good old knotted line.


Quote:
Originally Posted by wgkenney View Post
Hi all,

We have an 11 ft Achilles inflatble we use for our tender. It has a 9.8hp outboard so it has enough umph to pull a tube which the kids love to ride on. The only issue I have is getting them out of the water back into the tender as we change riders (usually we shift them right out of the tender to the tube, but we "miss" every now and then).

I get grab the kids and pull them in, but was wondering if there is some kind of net or ladder made specfically for tenders that aids in getting people in and out of the water.

Any help would be great.

kcbillb2
Kansas City
1986 Starwind 19
S/V Transmogrifier
1974 Mutineer 15
kcbillb2 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #15 of 16 Old 07-26-2011
Senior Member
 
jerryrlitton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Phuket, Thailand
Posts: 1,694
Thanks: 7
Thanked 20 Times in 20 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wgkenney View Post
Hi all,

We have an 11 ft Achilles inflatble we use for our tender. It has a 9.8hp outboard so it has enough umph to pull a tube which the kids love to ride on. The only issue I have is getting them out of the water back into the tender as we change riders (usually we shift them right out of the tender to the tube, but we "miss" every now and then).

I get grab the kids and pull them in, but was wondering if there is some kind of net or ladder made specfically for tenders that aids in getting people in and out of the water.

Any help would be great.
Kids would love this. Check out 28 seconds into the vid..‪Zodiac Military Inflatable Boats - Force Insertion and Extraction‬‏ - YouTube

Let us know how this works out. Mom might not be too keen on the idea though.

"Let there be light!" said God, and there was light! "Let there be blood!" says man, and there's a sea!
Lord Byron, Don Juan


S/V Temptation
Islander 44
Very non-production
(Well, 10 were made so sort of non production)






To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jerryrlitton is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #16 of 16 Old 07-26-2011
Senior Member
 
ftldiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 224
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
Doesn't everyone step on the cavitation plate of the engine? and board thru the transom... (engine off, of course).

that ladder just looks more difficult than using what is already available.
ftldiver is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sailing: Wild Oats takes back-to-back Sydney-Hobarts (Guardian Unlimited) NewsReader News Feeds 0 12-28-2006 08:15 PM
Sailing: Wild Oats clinches back-to-back victories (New Straits Times) NewsReader News Feeds 0 12-28-2006 08:15 PM
Sailing-Wild Oats wins rare back-to-back Hobart titles (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Sport) NewsReader News Feeds 0 12-28-2006 09:15 AM
Back to school means back to the schedule (The Palm Beach Post) NewsReader News Feeds 0 08-16-2006 03:15 AM
Boaz sails to back-to-back titles (Sand Mountain Reporter) NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-28-2006 10:15 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome